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Library News

Library Card Sign-Up Month


September is Library Card Sign-Up Month, a special time dedicated by libraries to share important information about the valuable resources available with a library card. From borrowing physical books, eBooks and audiobooks to acquiring new skills and reserving spaces at the library, a library card empowers people of all ages to explore their interests. To learn more about the value of a library card, check out the last page of our current newsletter.

Library cards are free to residents in the Warrenville Public Library District (see map). Need more information on how to sign up for a card? Visit our Member Services Desk or go to Get a Library Card. Remember, having a library card is the first step on the path to academic excellence, so make sure to you get a card for your young child, too! 

Throughout the month of September, stop by our Member Services Desk to get a fun gift when you register for a library card, request a replacement card or ask a question about your WPLD library card. 

Fall Events Calendar Is Open...Register Now!


Take a look through the most recent edition of our Reading Matters newsletter available here. Note: The blue highlighted titles below link you with more information and an online registration form, when needed, for just a few of our exciting offerings this fall.

The cover of our newsletter pretty much says it all about celebrating the culture of Latin-American countries during Hispanic Heritage Month. Register now to pick up a craft project to create at home or to participate in the bilingual Sugar Skull Painting event. From October 26–November 2, everyone will want to visit our Day of the Dead Ofrendas featuring the beautifully crafted displays made by Warrenville community groups to honor loved ones who have passed away.  

Mark your calendars for a variety of programming, from canning techniques to tech talks to financial planning. Looking for a club to join? Check out First Thursday Book Club, Books on Tap Book Club, Magic: The Gathering Club, Genealogy Club and Prism Club (ages 12-17).

Parents who want to help their children in grades 5 through 8 foster their imaginations and develop critical thinking skills will want to get their children involved in our new 100 Books Before High School program. We’ll kick off the start of this program with a fun pizza party and great reading recommendations. Participants will get a prize for every 25 books read. Progressed is tracked through Beanstack (online or app) or on a paper log.

Speaking of reading programs for children, if you have an infant or other child who has not yet entered Kindergarten, enroll them in a reading program specifically designed to help children build their literacy skills from a very young age. There’s a big celebration for those who are already participating AND for those who want to learn more about the program. Register now for 1,000 Books and More Before Kindergarten Celebration.

Along with our full array of storytimes, STEAM sessions and crafting options, there are plenty of fall specials, including our popular Read to a Therapy Dog program, and others including Homeschool Hangout and Octonauts Training Camp.

Share the news about our new computer classes offered in Spanish: Clases de Computación and Cuentos con Marlie la perra.

Register for programs now at You can also call or register in person at the Adult Services Desk, 630/393-1171 x121, or the Youth Services Desk, 630/393-1171 x124.

Hispanic Life in America by Newsbank


The Warrenville Public Library is pleased to announce the immediate availability of its new digital newspaper collection database. Titled Hispanic Life in America, this collection is available to all library members and is updated daily. Hispanic Life in America provides online access to current and archived issues of hundreds of full-text newspapers, including the Chicago Tribune,  The Washington Times and more.

Hispanic Life in America enables library members to easily search and browse current and archived news articles, editorials, reviews, birth and marriage announcements, obituaries and a variety of special sections. Members can use this resource for general reference or to research local and national issues, events, people, government, education, arts, business, sports, real estate and much more.

You can access Hispanic Life in America at any time using your library card number and PIN. If you have any questions, please stop by the Adult Services Desk, call 630/393-1171 x121 or email

en español

La vida Hispana en América (HLA): La experiencia y el impacto de los hispanoamericanos plasmada por los medios de comunicación.

Desde los principios de la época colonial hasta los tiempos modernos, los hispanohablantes han dado forma a la geografía, las artes, la cultura y el discurso civil de los Estados Unidos de maneras inconmensurables. Esta colección de fuentes primarias ofrece una ventana expansiva a siglos de historia, cultura y vida cotidiana hispanoamericana, así como las formas en que la cultura dominante ha representado y percibido a las personas de origen hispano.

Aun cuando el idioma principal de la colección es el inglés, cerca de 20% del contenido está en español y se puede acceder fácilmente a través de la función “Language” a la izquierda. 

LinkedIn Learning Database

Did you know you can use your Warrenville Public Library District library card for free access to LinkedIn Learning's 5,000 professional development courses? All you need to do is create an account using your library card number at LinkedIn Learning. Get more information here.

Need to register for a library card? Get info here.

Discovery Packs for Kids

Prepare your child for a new experience with one of our Discovery Packs. Located near the picture book collection in the Youth Services Department, the Discovery Packs are thematic kits in convenient backpacks that can be checked out to WPLD members for two weeks. We have topics ranging from going to the dentist to yoga and even long-term Illnesses. Each pack comes with several books, an activity or a DVD.

If you are looking for topic-specific materials curated for children up to age eight, the Discovery Packs are the tools for you. Stop by the Youth Services Desk for more information or place a hold on one in the catalog.